Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Elder Bolliger - San Bernardino, CA Week 26-B: Great to Keep in Touch with Awesome Families in Colton, "Love Going to the Temple"... That's Important!

Well this past week we had some pretty sweet things happen.

For one on friday LaLa got interviewed by president godwin and she got the okay to get baptized, we didn't go there looking for her to get baptized but after talking to her for a little while he started giving her the baptismal interview questions but at the end he said that she was all ready to go and get baptized. And after that we were talking and she is planning to get baptized on Saturday Feburary 26th! Holy cow its so soon but its so good though and we can't wait for it.

So this past week has been filled with a lot of different stuff. We Had a Zone Conference yesterday over in Rancho Cucamonga where we changed up a lot of different ways that we are calculating key indicators (pretty much how we track how we are doing) so that is going to trip us up for a while as we are thinking in our heads on whats good whats bad but in reality the new change will help us to increase our member referrals because last year more than 75% of baptisms resulted from member referrals ( part member families with reactivations, friends of members). So the new changes will push us to focus most on asking members for referrals and that should help to boost the mission even more than it is now.

Today is a P-day, yes it is normally on Monday but today we went to the Redlands Temple and it was amazing as ever. I love going to the temple especially on a mission because to me it gives me a similar spiritual boost as reading the Book of Mormon does, and allows me to think and ponder about different things that are on my mind.

So I have included 3 photographs, one is of me Sister Bowler, Victoria Briseno and her kids ( one of whom I am baptizing in August ). Its great to know members and keep in occasional contact with them over time.

The 2nd one is of me and Elder Joaquin outside of the temple, here it isn't a sunny day, kind of overcast and muggy...I dont know something like that. But we went to the temple and thats the important part. Elder Joaquin is from El Salvador & is leaving us in about a week back home, it's crazy when people leave.

The third photo is of Cucamonga Peak here in the San Gabriel Mountains just north of San Bernardino, outside is like 65 and sunny and here you see snow way up there. It's sure a funny mix here in Southern California.

So I am looking forward to Lala's baptism on Saturday.

Elder John Bolliger

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